This book was alright. It is excellently well written, very entertaining, and quite intense...it just wasn't for me. Sandman Slim is the story of James Stark (The Sandman Slim) who is a practicing magician, or was, until his circle betrayed him and sent him to Hell. 11 years later, after somehow surviving the trip, he's back and ready for revenge. This book fits every definition of "gritty urban fantasy," so much so that it was too dark and stressful for me to really enjoy it.